Hundreds of member benefits. One convenient place to explore them. Check them out!
by Mike Cuthbert, June 8, 2010
We’ve all heard the prescription for a longer life: eat healthy food, exercise and don’t smoke. But, as Dr. Robert Butler explains there’s actually more to it than that. Butler, recognized as one of the preeminent authorities on aging, says having a purpose or goal is critical to longevity. Another key is having close personal relationships with others.
Butler is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and heads the Longevity Center in New York. He’s founded several groups related to aging including the American Federation for Aging Research and the Alzheimer’s Disease Association.
Editor’s Note: Dr. Butler died of cancer on July 4, 2010, at the age of 83.
Please leave your comment below.
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Enter address, city, state, or ZIP code.
Driver Safety (0)
Tax Aide (0)
Entertainment & Dining (0)
Healthcare & Insurance (0)
Financial Services & Insurance (0)
Member Local Offers (0)
Visit the AARP state page for information about events, news and resources near you.
Exclusive program for members from OptumRx.
Members get 10% off monthly fees, plus free installation and package savings on a safety monitoring system.
Members can take a free confidential hearing test by phone.
AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
Manage your email preferences and tell us which topics interest you so that we can prioritize the information you receive.
Explore all that AARP has to offer.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at